brass neck

UK / US noun [uncountable] British informal
rude and confident behaviour that makes someone capable of doing something that most people would be too embarrassed to do

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  • brass neck — noun (informal) Effrontery • • • Main Entry: ↑brass * * * brass neck UK US noun [uncountable] british informal rude and confident behaviour that makes someone capable of doing something that most people would be too embarrassed to do Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • brass neck — (UK) Someone who has the brass neck to do something has no sense of shame about what they do …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • brass-neck — verb To behave boldly or shamelessly. See Also: brass neck, brass necked …   Wiktionary

  • brass neck — noun a) Gall, shamelessness, cheek. b) A person with gall. See Also: brass necked, brass neck …   Wiktionary

  • brass neck — (UK)    Someone who has the brass neck to do something has no sense of shame about what they do.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • brass-neck — Noun. Impudence, cheek, nerve. Also brass necked (adj). Orig. Northern dialect …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • brass neck — n British an intensive form of neck in the sense of cheek or nerve …   Contemporary slang

  • brass neck —  Shameless impudence …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • have the brass (neck) (to do something) — British, informal, American & Australian, very informal! to have the confidence to do something that is rude or shows a lack of respect, without caring whether people approve. How does she have the brass to ask for a day off during our busiest… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Brass Eye — Format Mockumentary Created by Chris Morris Starring Chris Morris Country of origin United Kingdom No. of episodes …   Wikipedia

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